New Yorkers who love the convenience of riding bikes but not the maintenance have an interesting new option. Van Moof has launched VanMoof+, a subscription service that gives users access to a bike starting at $19 a month. Riders have access to smart and e-bikes with rates ranging from 60-90 cents a day. Subscriptions become available April 24th and include a setup fee of $200. Users are protected by full-maintenance services and theft protection reducing the liability of owning such a bike in the city.
Homer stops by State Bicycle Co for another donut!
America’s favorite family is back at it with State Bicycle Co. The Simpsons make their second appearance on just 49 of State Bicycle Co’s Undefeated frameset. Sprinkles and donuts are seen from fork to chainstays, and if you look closely you’ll find Homer on the seat tube. The frame is built with 7005 double butted aluminum tubes, while the fork has a full carbon build with a 1-1/8″ steer. Up front is a threadless FSA 1.5 ZS headset. They’re currently going for $580 and are available in sizes 49 – 59.
MET unleashes their limited edition Roam Sherwood helmet
The Roam Sherwood from MET is built for enduro. It features a goggle friendly 3-point adjustable visor along with strap clips and guides. Its shell has 15 vents for breathability and it extends down the back of the rider’s head. Internally, a 360º belt adjusts its padded harness. The forest green is one of the several options available, and it’s $150 for the standard or $170 with MIPS.
Toyota inspires Priority Bicycles for a safer bike
Auto manufacturer Toyota along with many other brands have implemented modern safety systems in even their entry-level cars. That inspired Priority Bicycles to create a safer bike, borrowing Toyota’s tech. The concept bike includes a self-adjusting headlight, lane departure system, side light and even a re-engineered car horn. This is a one of a kind creation for now, but maybe we’ll see these features become more popular on commuters.
The dropper friendly Vole from Revelate Designs
Revelate Designs‘ new Vole saddle bag is designed with full-suspension mountain bikes with dropper posts in mind. Their Indie-Rail system secures the bag to each rail individually compared to others that may have a strap secured in the middle. Having each rail looped by its own strap on either side is said to reduce wagging. Additionally, its stiff internal build with camming buckles helps keep the bag in place. The included Wolf Tooth Valais clamp allows the bag to work with droppers. The $150 bag fits up to 7L and weighs in at 13 oz.
T-Rak packs for your trips around town
The T-Rack caught our eye on Kickstarter due to its utilitarian design. In a few simple steps, it converts from a simple rear rack into a grocery carrying, cooler fitting, and bungee strapping beast. It has a metal frame for stability and sturdyness while its plastic body keeps it lightweight. They’re currently available to those pledging $75+.
Restrap packs a lot in any condition
The new edition to Restrap’s #CarryEverything lineup is the Saddle Pack. It’s a 4L space that’s waterproof, has a roll top, and straps to any saddle. It also features a compression strap that vertically compresses across the back of the bag. The Saddle Pack is currently available through pre-orders for £45 and aims to ship on May 15th.
Trono introduces a kid-friendly chair
Kids on the go (or hanging out at the races with mom and dad) are now able to bring a comfy Trono seat with them. A quick spin inflates the chair while the roll-up bottom keeps it inflated. Its removable seat makes cleanup easy and an integrated strap simplifies travel. It’s made of a triple coated nylon fabric for durability and weight savings. They’re available in 4 colors and have a retail price of €60. Currently available to Kickstarter backers for €40. Trono also offers adult sizes so families can sit together.
Yaak’s attractive carbon fiber belt
The M-Series – M23 – belt from Yaak joins the lightweight and sleek look of carbon fiber with a quick-to-latch magnetic buckle system. Their buckle engages in seconds thanks to the magnets and holds together by hooking on to one another. The belt’s band is 38mm wide and stretches up to 10% for a snug fit. The $60 belt is made in America and is machine washable.
F3 Cycling launches the magnetic FormMount
F3 Cycling’s FormMount has been released on Kickstarter offering riders another option for securing their devices. No case is required, a plate adheres to the back of the device and it can be held in either portrait or landscape positions. It also includes a removable tether for security off the bike. Currently available to those who pledge $40+.
Revant Optics launches their first ever sunglass lineup
The new glasses from Revant Optics include the F1L, a full coverage, active-lifestyle pair; the S1L, their lightweight and breathable one; and the S2L, that offers full coverage an aero design and ready for trails. They back their product with 20% off replacement lenses, 30% off any lost items, and a 60 day money back guarantee. Launching on Kickstarter, backers can get a pair starting at $125 pledges.